Hundreds gathered for a festive Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen in the Chabad House of the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, headed by the local shliach, Rabbi Avraham Holtzberg. Following Chabad tradition, the participants were invited to partake of a festive meal in honor of the occasion.
On Rosh Hashanah this year, Vicki O’Neill Haber stepped out of synagogue services in Denver because her 9-year-old son, Max, needed to take a break. Outside the sanctuary, she saw someone who looked familiar. A woman named Rachel had also left services because she had received a long-awaited call from a hospital, and it was a matter of life and death.
A group of men and women who have studied Tanya together in Vancouver, Canada, will celebrate their achievements at a program that also marks Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, also known as “The New Year of Chassidism.”
An extensive recruitment process culminated in a formal Attesting Ceremony held Wednesday 29 November at the Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Toronto, when Rabbi Dr. Noteh Glogauer officially became a Chaplain, with the rank of Captain, in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
A day after graffiti calling for “Death to Kikes” appeared on the wall of the Hesed Shpira Jewish social services building in Uzhgorod, western Ukraine, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Mendy Wilhelm awoke to find a threatening anti-Semitic slur spray painted onto the wall of his synagogue and Jewish community center in the same city.
Rabbi Levi and Rochie Perelmuter have embarked on a new Shlichus, to serve in the existing Chabad Center the ‘Shul by the Shore’ in Long Beach, CA, where they will focus on youth outreach.
“This is incredible!” “Now I can see my grandkids.” “Shopping will be so much easier for me now.” “Please don’t leave, can you teach more?” These were just some of the comments the senior citizens made during Lake Success Chabad’s new Cyber Seniors program.
Chabad on Campus has joined forces with Hillel International, the Jewish Federation, and the AEPi fraternity – all groups serving Jewish college students – to coordinate on security for Jewish students and faculty members in light of rising Anti-Semitism on Campus.
About 70 Volgograd Jews, from school children to Holocaust survivors, took part in a memorial trip organized by city’s Jewish community to two villages, whose Jewish residents were murdered in 1942. Volgograd is a city in southwest Russia, where the Battle of Stalingrad took place in 1942-1943, which changed the course of the war.
Nine years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Members of the Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba held Chabad representatives Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg and four of their guests hostage, before brutally murdering them. Two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was saved by his nanny. The 2008 terrorist attacks left 166 people in Mumbai dead in a four-day coordinated attack.
Rabbi Danny Cohen of Chabad in Chevron opens up about his personal journey and what inspires him in Chevron today.
A new kosher restaurant just opened in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the first of its kind on the Baja California Peninsula.
For more than 10 years, the property near a busy intersection sat dormant. Deeded to Lubavitch Center of Essex County, it had potential. At least, that’s what Rabbi Baruch and Devorah Klar thought.
Machon Chomesh in Moscow, the FJC’s Jewish Institute for women, hosted an open house seminar last week, welcoming potential students from all over Russia, from Birobidjan to Yekaterinburg. The Institute holds a unique place among the country’s higher education institutions offering high-quality professional education together with a homey Jewish atmosphere of spiritual growth and personal attention.
The Chanukah season has begun in Sydney with the first major pre-Chanukah event of the year held yesterday at NSW Parliament.
The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last.
The Chabad House at Syracuse University in upstate New York, led by Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport, has welcomed on board Rabbi Zalman and Sarah Ives as its new associate rabbi and program directors. The couple’s sole focus will be on supporting Jewish undergraduate students with their spiritual needs.
Almost 100 young Jewish adults, aged 18 to 30, came together in Moscow to learn informal education and leadership skills from the leading regional professionals.
Eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, Chabad’s emissary in San Juan, still faces a daily challenge: balancing his organization’s needs with those of the community it supports.
366 years old, the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curaçao welcomed a permanent Chabad presence for the first time, with the arrival of Rabbi Refoel and Chani Silver.
This morning in Manhattan, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Dani Dannon, welcomed two visiting Shluchim from Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Peles and Rabbi Zalman Wolf, who gave him a copy of a special edition of the Kfar Chabad magazine printed for the Kinus Hashluchim.
The landlocked East African country of Uganda is making Jewish history this year: It is the 100th country to welcome a permanent Chabad-Lubavitch presence in its midst.